A Little Change Makes A Big Difference

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A Little Change Makes a Big Difference Online Pledge Form


The “A Little Change Makes a Big Difference” campaign goes a long way to support patients at McLaren Flint!

Each year, the Employees and Auxiliary Volunteers of McLaren Flint unite to support the “A Little Change Makes a Big Difference” campaign. This campaign provides the staff and volunteers an opportunity to support and improve the lives of patients through assistance with the purchase of equipment, medications, transportation, and other essential needs that they could not afford to pay for on their own. Every dollar given in support of the campaign is matched 100% by the McLaren Flint Foundation with the entire gift going directly to the fund the donor chooses. Below are some of the funds that the employees and volunteers support annually to help others in our community at a time when it is needed the most:

  • Area of Greatest Need- Allows your donation to be used in the fund which needs the most support.
  • Cancer Patient Care Fund – Assists cancer patients who are struggling financially with items such as medication, transportation, wigs, nutritional supplements, and other basic needs.
  • Hospitality House at McLaren- Provides a homelike setting during an extended stay for our patients and their families during a time when they need the comforts of home the most.
  • Patient Care – Assists patients who are struggling financially with items such as medication, transportation, food expenses and medical equipment.
  • Wheels to Wellness – Assists patients who have transportation issues that prevent them from receiving follow-up care for therapy, rehab, or other treatments.

Below are some examples of how your gift can make a difference:

  • $10-$2,000 - Helps pay for prescription costs or medical equipment for the uninsured or under insured patient in need.
  • $26 - When matched by the foundation, provides a patient being released from McLaren Flint with a food kit for nutrition at home.
  • $30 - Can provide transportation to and from home, for a patient receiving radiation/chemotherapy.
  • $35 - Provides a night stay at the Hospitality House for a patient traveling a long distance to receive treatment or for a family to be near their loved one receiving treatment at McLaren Flint.
  • $50 - Provides Tennis Shoes for a patient in need to attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

If you would like to support “A Little Change Makes A Big Difference,” please click on the link below to make a straight donation or if you are a McLaren Flint employee, you can click on the Pledge Form button located at the top of the page, to utilize payroll deduction.

Click here for online donation forms

The “A Little Change Makes a Difference” employee/volunteer campaign offers a $1,000 scholarship to the dependent of two McLaren Flint employees each year. The scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award and winners are determined by a random drawing that takes place in July each year. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of those who contributed to the previous year’s employee/ volunteer campaign.

Click here for a printable scholarship application

For questions, please contact Missy Smith at missy.smith@mclaren.org or call 810-342-4077.